The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 3, 2007

Obituaries for 10-4-07

JACKSON, Myra Joyce, 71, Enid. Service pending with Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.


A memorial service for Ronald G. Fischer Sr., 88, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Powell Valley Covenant Church, Gresham, Ore. A private military burial was Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, in Willamette National Cemetery, Gresham. Arrangements were by Gresham Memorial Chapel, Gresham.

He was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Lockwood, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Pete and Anna Scheffe Fischer and died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007.

When he was 9 months old, the family moved to the Silverton, British Columbia, Canada, area. At age 10, he moved with his family to Covington, where he completed his education. He worked in the Eugene and Springfield, Ore., areas. He joined the Army March 7, 1941, serving during World War II with the rank of Technician 4th Grade.

He married Margaret C. Jensen April 3, 1943. He was honorably discharged Dec. 13, 1945. They settled in Troutdale, Ore., in 1946, and moved to East County, Ore., in 1948. She died in 1982. He married Lucille Thomas in 1983. She died in 1985. In 1992 he married Evelyn Maxwell and in 2006, they moved to Gresham. He worked as an electrician for ACE Electric, retiring in 1981. He was a 55-year member of IBEW Local 48 - Electricians Union.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn of Gresham; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Krause of Conroe, Texas; one son, Ronald G. Fischer Jr. of Manzanita, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Marsha Allen and Barbara Jenkens, both of Portland, Ore.; siblings, Pete Fischer of Midland, Texas, Martin Fischer of Peoria, Ariz., Rose Nelson of Tehachtapi, Calif., and Evelyn Kimmell of Enid; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Margaret and Lucille, five brothers, and one sister.

Contributions may be made to Powell Valley Covenant Church Youth Ministries or the charity of donor’s choice.


The funeral for Ethel Mae Reid, 78, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Robinson and Superintendent D.L. Norwood will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Russworm Funeral Home, Enid.

She was born May 15, 1929, in Crescent to Bennie and Martha Smith and died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at her home.

She attended Pleasant Green School and Booker T. Washington School in Rural Dover.

She married Henry Reid Sept. 8, 1948. They moved to Enid in 1953. She attended the First Church of God in Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Henry, and four sisters, Dorothy Byrd of Okmulgee, Darlene Brame and Clarene Perry, both of Enid, and Martha A. Carr of Denver.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.


The funeral for Alfred “Ed” Harth, 84, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva. Pastor Paul Cole will officiate. Burial will be in Alva Municipal Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 1, 1923 northwest of Alva to Fern Alice Morland and Hubert William Harth and died Tuesday, Oct. 2.

He attended the Farry school system, graduating in 1942. He served with the Army during World War II in the European Theater Company D, 782D Tank Battalion as a Sherman tank driver. He returned to Alva following his discharge and worked as a house painter.

He married Ina Darlene Wilks May 5, 1956, in Derby, Kan. They made their home in Wichita, Kan. In 1971, they moved to Tuscon, Ariz., where he raised and raced greyhounds at Tuscson Greyhound Park. They returned to Alva in 1978, where he was a self employed painter until he retired in 1989.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene; one son, Lannie; three sisters, Hazel Wagoner of Wellington, Kan., and Fayetta Acord and Anne Wendling, both of Alva; and one brother, Ben of Winfield, Kan.

He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Condolences may be made online at


A memorial service for Harry Laverne Bentz Jr., 79, will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service Chapel, Claremore.

He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Douglas to Harry Sr. and Helena Ruppel Bentz and died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at Claremore Regional Hospital.

He graduated from Douglas High School.

He married Ione Keilbarth and they made their home in Breckinridge where he farmed and attended Immanuel Lutheran church.

He had lived in Claremore for the past 15 years. He married Karen Marie Martin June 24, 2000. He worked for the U.S. Marines in Claremore. He was a pilot.

Surviving are his wife, Karen of the home; one son, Roger Bentz of Tulsa; two daughters, Sherry Smith of Broken Arrow and Shela Davis of Tulsa; two stepsons, Patrick McGuire of Claremore and Arron McGuire of Leewood, Kan.;12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Condolences may be made online at


The funeral for Charles Steve “Chuck” McMahan, 69, of Enid, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. A private family burial will be in Enid Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 16, 1938,. in Enid to Marie Jewell and Carl McMahan and died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007. His stepfather was Tennie Hale.

He was raised and educated in Enid, graduating from Enid High School. He joined the Navy, serving four years. Following his discharge, he returned to Enid where he spent the remainder of his life. He worked for the local cable TV company and in the oil field business. He worked the last few years as a security guard and process server. He was a member of the local Elks Lodge and served as a trustee.

Surviving are five sons, Chuck, Charles McMahan Jr. of Tulsa, Paul McMahan of Flower Mound, Texas, Kenny McMahan of Tulsa, and Wendell Barberee of Crowell, Texas; one stepson, Jeff Baker of Enid; two sisters, Karen Billington of Chickasha and Linda Ford of Tulsa; one brother, Richard McMahan of Enid; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one stepson.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Elks Christmas Family Basket Fund.

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The funeral for Helen LaJune Spears will be 2 p.m. today at Golden Oaks Retirement Village. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

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The funeral for Shirley M. Majors will be 11 a.m. today at Liberty Southern Baptist Church. A private family burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

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VANSCOY, Gertie, 78, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Enid. Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

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The funeral for William “Bill” Lewis Morrow, 71, of Enid, will be 1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 4, 2007 at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steven Meier officiating. A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Colony Cemetery, Colony, Kan.

He was born to Frank and Velma Mae (Lewis) Morrow on Sept. 28, 1936 on the family farm near Burlington, KS and lost his fight with cancer on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 in Enid.

Bill grew up in LeRoy, KS. On March 5, 1960, he married Nancy H. Kettle in Colony, KS where they made their home. He was a salesman for a chemical company for many years and moved his family to the Enid area in 1974. He started B&M; Construction in 1991, selling the business and retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in LeRoy, KS for 49 years and was a member of the Scottish Rite in Guthrie. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had a talent for fixing almost anything.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy of the home; two daughters, Sherri Craig Quigley of Midland, TX, and Lori Morrow of Enid; four grandchildren, Stephanie Pinkerton and husband Ben of Stillwater, Levi Craig of Alberta, Ontario, Travis Craig of Balmorhea, TX, and William Morrow of Enid; two great-granddaughters, Peyton and Riley Pinkerton; one brother, Frank Morrow and wife Judy of Haysville, KS; brother-in-law Charles Kettle and wife Norma of Topeka, KS; and family friend James Hicks of Drummond.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to O.M.R.F., cancer division.

Condolences may be made online at

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Memorial services for Tony L. Sturgeon will be held today, Oct. 4, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Enid, OK, located at 401 W. Randolph (Ramp Entrance). Services will begin at 10 a.m. Rev. Tom Howard will officiate. The family requests that everyone wear casual attire for the memorial services.

Tony, 52, of Helena, OK, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007. He was born June 21, 1955, in Enid to Dick and June (McGinnis) Sturgeon.

Tony attended Enid High, graduating in 1973. He then attended Okmulgee Tech.

Tony married Lorie Brueggemann Oct. 22, 1982, in Fairview, OK. He later married Rusty Diane Sapp July 31, 1998, in Ponca City, OK. He worked as a mechanic most of his life. He was employed by Livingston Machinery in Fairview, OK. Tony was an avid outdoorsman and loyal family man.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dick Sturgeon, and wife Rusty Sturgeon.

Tony is survived by one son, Keith Sturgeon of St. Louis, MO; three daughters, Terri Hoy of Ponca City, Christina Reel and husband Jamie of Pittsfield, IL, Tenessa Sturgeon of Ponca City; one stepdaughter, Sophia Sapp of Ponca City; two stepsons, Michael Sapp of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Wade Suffron of Wichita, KS; five grandchildren, Kennedy, Kirk, Alexander, Brianna and Athan; his mother, June Sturgeon of Enid; one sister, Sara Rehder of Crescent, OK; one brother, Tim Sturgeon of Enid; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Ala-Non or Alcoholics Anonymous with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home acting as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at

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A graveside service for Heavenly Dawn Ukena, stillborn infant, will be 3:30 p.m. today, Oct. 4, 2007, in Enid Cemetery. Rev Alan Seibel will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Heavenly was born Sept. 8, 2007, to Robert Tyson and Amy Louella May (Mullins) Ukena in Oklahoma City, OK, and died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007.

She is survived by her parents, Robert and Amy of Enid; one sister, Brittany Sophia De-na; maternal grandparents, Tony Mullins Sr. and Vickie Smith; three uncles, Eddie Ukena, Tony Mullins II and Corey Smith; and great-grandma, Lou Smith.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Adrian Marie Thomas; grandparents, Sophia De-na Jordahl and Robert Tyson Ukena Sr.; and great-grandparents, Alice and Eddie Ikena.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at

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